Staff Policy D-101.01
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship
General Education Outcomes
General Education at Northwestern Michigan College promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function effectively in a changing world. General Education fosters intellectual curiosity, essential to lifelong learning.
To ensure students experience the benefits of our philosophy of general education, the faculty of Northwestern Michigan College commits to instilling these practices throughout the curriculum.
Students will practice effective communication with an awareness of audience and a sense of purpose.
- Critical Thinking
Students will skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information gathered from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication.
- Quantitative Reasoning
Students will accurately use numbers, symbols, measurements, properties, and the relationships of quantities to make sound decisions, judgments, and/or predictions.
If any provisions(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provisions(s).
Initially adopted as D-301.01 December 5, 1996
Revised April 27, 1999
Revised June 20, 2001
Revised June 15, 2004
Revised and renumbered D-101.01 December 20, 2006
Revised October 9, 2008
Revised May 7, 2010
Revised May 23, 2012
Reviewed without revision August 28, 2014
Reviewed without revision December 16, 2016